K-State Online is a collection of systems and tools that support online teaching and learning at Kansas State University. At the core of K-State Online is the Canvas Learning Management System. Canvas is easy to use and easy to customize, making it the right LMS for K-State's growing and changing academic needs.
Instructure, the company that provides Canvas operates on a three-week release cycle through which features are added or updated. To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the Canvas Release Notes. The Canvas Community is home to resources that provide to help Canvas users: the Canvas Guides, Video Tutorials, Sample Courses, etc. Users can find answers to questions about Canvas through these resources and from one another in the community forums.
One of the many tools that make up K-State Online is Mediasite. Mediasite brings easy-to-use instructional capture and video publishing to K-State Online. From any course, instructors can use the My Mediasite app to capture or upload video lectures, screencasts and tutorials. Instructors can automatically publish to designated courses or embed video content anywhere within K-State Online. To add the My Mediasite app to your K-State Online course, follow these step-by-step instructions.
K-State Online's new web-based Scantron tool provides Instructors with improved organization workflow, which allows for all the test information to be located in the same place. A big benefit of this new Scantron process is the ease of use and the analytics. The Scantron app can be easily added to K-State Online.
Need to host a video conference? Use the Zoom app within K-State to host or join a video conference. Zoom is a full-featured video and collaborative technology, which unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use platform. Zoom can be added as a third-party app in K-State Online.
TEVAL is now available in K-State Online. The TEVAL Student Rating System and Reports at K-State are unique to our university and are intended to provide an indicator of students’ impressions of teaching effectiveness in a given class. TEVAL may also provide some clues as to students’ views of specific teaching practices. To add TEVAL to your course, follow these step-by-step instructions.